The NFL draft is finally here — and so are dozens of mock drafts, all just as likely to guess wrong on what the Ravens will do in the first round Thursday night.

Here’s what you need to know about this weekend’s draft and where the team stands.

How to watch

TV: ESPN, ABC (Channels 2, 7), NFL Network

Time: 8 p.m. Thursday (Round 1), 7 p.m. Friday (Rounds 2-3), noon Saturday (Rounds 4-7)

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Ravens picks

The Ravens have five selections in this year’s draft:

They traded their second-round pick to Chicago in last season’s trade for Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith. They traded their seventh-round pick to the New York Giants, along with guard Ben Bredeson, as part of a 2021 deal for a 2022 fourth-round pick, which became offensive tackle Daniel Faalele.

Ravens needs

The Ravens are expected to address several roster holes in this weekend’s draft. Here’s where help is most needed:

Ravens targets

The Ravens could trade their first-round pick for more draft capital, as they have in years past. But if they hold steady at No. 22, here are ESPN’s approximate odds that players linked to the team could be available.

Draft coverage

Get ready for the draft with the help of The Baltimore Banner’s analysis.

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First-round history

Here’s a look at the Ravens’ past 10 first-round picks:

Draft order

The NFL stripped the Miami Dolphins of a 2023 first-round pick after finding them guilty last year of tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton while they were under contract with other teams. That leaves just 31 picks in this year’s first round.

  1. Carolina Panthers
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. Indianapolis Colts
  5. Seattle Seahawks
  6. Detroit Lions
  7. Las Vegas Raiders
  8. Atlanta Falcons
  9. Chicago Bears
  10. Philadelphia Eagles
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. Houston Texans
  13. Green Bay Packers
  14. New England Patriots
  15. New York Jets
  16. Washington Commanders
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Detroit Lions
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  20. Seattle Seahawks
  21. Los Angeles Chargers
  22. Ravens
  23. Minnesota Vikings
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars
  25. New York Giants
  26. Dallas Cowboys
  27. Buffalo Bills
  28. Cincinnati Bengals
  29. New Orleans Saints
  30. Philadelphia Eagles
  31. Kansas City Chiefs

Jonas Shaffer is a Ravens beat writer for The Baltimore Banner. He previously covered the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun. Shaffer graduated from the University of Maryland and grew up in Silver Spring. 

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